Team Sojourn

Lucianna Johnston, E-RYT 200 & CMT

Lucianna is the owner and creator of Sojourn. Her body movement story began when she was only 3 years old and her mom enrolled her in dance classes. It was love at first pirouette and she stuck with it all the way into her early twenties. It was then, in her early twenties, during a dark time of her life, that she discovered yoga. In desperate need of healing and purpose, yoga was the saving grace that Lucianna had been praying for. Yoga brought strength, flexibility, balance and peace to body mind and soul and that is exactly what she needed. Lucianna has committed herself to teaching an inspired and authentic yoga practice to her students. Her intention is to teach each student how to access their own inner guru by learning the language of their body through yoga. With a focus on mindful movement, breath and body awareness, she guides her students through their yoga practice with intelligence, intuition, humor and compassion.  

Barbara Dowd-Peters, Life Coach

Barbara is the creator and teacher of the 6 month class, Purposeful Life and Hanfords best kept secret. She has been coaching people in business, relationship, health, finances, manifestation and many other important life topics for over 20 years. She is an expert in reading energy and helping her clients identify where their patterns of self-sabotage are, what they need to heal to manifest the life of their dreams and how to discover and live their life purpose. Barbara works with her clients in a way that empowers each of them to look within for all the answers they need. She helps people find and develop their inner strength, intuition, self awareness and authenticity in a way that leads to no other place but purposeful living. 

Stevie Allen, RYT 200

Stevie began her yoga journey 10 years ago when she took a meditation course as a part of an acting class in Los Angeles, CA. With 13 years of ballet experience, yoga felt natural to her and she loved the combination of movement and meditation. Over time, she developed a daily home practice in Gentle Yoga and Meditation until she finally decided to enroll in the 2016 Sojourn Teacher Training. Stevie is a natural at teaching yoga and her classes are inspired, fun and soothing. She brings a down to earth and joyful quality to her students in her yoga classes.   

Cheri Azevedo, Administrative Yogini

Cheri is our beloved administrative yogini. She is the first person you will see when you walk through the door and helps keep things organized and running smoothly at the studio. She was a pricing coordinator for 35 years at Save Mart in Hanford before she retired in July 2016. In 2013 she heard about Sojourn and decided to give it a try. Cheri knew Lucianna pretty well already since she was a dance mom, and her daughter and Lucianna danced together for years. She tried yoga and.....she loved it!!! She had found her new home. Her retirement and the administrative yogini position becoming available coincided and it felt like it was meant to be.